British freelance Paul Martin to be held in Gaza for 15 days


British journalist Paul Martin arrested in Gaza on Sunday is to be held for 15 days, officials have told the AP.

The Agency reports that Martin was detained Sunday at a Gaza courthouse where he was to have testified on behalf of a defendant accused of collaborating with Israel.

According to The Independent, Martin was hoping to testify at the trial of Mohammed Abu Muaileq who is charged with conveying information to Israel – an offence which could lead to the death penalty.

The Independent has spoken to a source who said Martin was hoping to make a second film about Abu Muaileq’s decision to stop participating in violence against Israel.

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